|Occupation||Arranger, Composer, Performer, Teacher|
|Categories||Aleatoric, Classical, Contemporary, Electronic, Gospel Music, Jazz, Neoclassical, Sacred, Soundtrack/Film Music, World, Experimental Music, Electroacoustic Music, Vocal|
Glenn Llorente is a composer, orchestrator, and performer. Influenced by Eastern and Western music cultures, Llorente composes for concert, commercial, and sacred aesthetics. He is also a theorist and an educator—having served as an Adjunct Professor of Music at Life Pacific College in San Dimas, CA (2010-2012), and a Teaching Associate at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music (2013-current). He is also an active keyboardist and orchestrator—both commercially and ecclesiastically (having performed for artists such as Shirley Ceasar, Marla Reid, Cece Winans, and Eric Lige). Llorente holds degrees from Life Pacific College (B.A., 2005), and from California State University-Fullerton (M.M., 2011). Llorente is currently a PhD student at the Herb Alpert School of Music, University of California Los Angeles (2012-present), having studied with Ian Krouse, Roger Bourland, Richard Danielpour, and David Lefkowitz.
Llorente has received numerous awards, such as the Mannason Scholarship for Composition (2009-10), the Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship (2012-2016), University Fellowships (2013-2015), as well as grants (University Grants, CSUF 2009-11) and scholarships (Graduate Dean’s Scholarship, UCLA 2012-14). Llorente is also winner of the CSUF New Music Festival Orchestra Competition, with his score, Solace for orchestra, performed by the University Symphony Orchestra under Kimo Furumoto (March 6, 2011). In 2012, Llorente was commissioned by the Orange County Collegiate Orchestra and premiered his piece, Marie for saxophone and trumpet (March, 2012). Llorente’s electro-acoustic video installation, Humanus Pravitas, was featured in the 12th Annual World Electro-Acoustic Listening Project at the Grand Central Arts Theater, Santa Ana, CA (March 2, 2013). Llorente has also been commissioned by the Vanguard University Symphony Orchestra for a piano concerto. His score, David and Goliath, will be premiered by pianist Gina Lord and the Vanguard Symphony in 2014-2015. Equilibrium for tenor saxophone, electric guitar, and xylophone was also recently premiered at the Crystal Cove State Park’s Evironmental Study Loop Grand Opening (February 1, 2014).
Glenn Llorente is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society, the Phi Beta Delta international scholars honor society, and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composer’s Forum. While interested in researching Eastern and Western music-cultures, he is also interested in experimental and improvisatory electro-acoustic music.